Between a piece and another, I have been working on my spring 2014 collection, no rush and calmly I come up with different ideas of garments I want to wear right now which are not part of the collection I've been working on. I have always been obsessed with maxi silhouettes that could either be exaggerated shoulders or a pair of strong sleeves, a super high collar or voluminous back.
Just made this exaggerated shoulder jacket/blazer a couple of weeks ago, of faux leather which people use to upholster sofas and chairs, and that is how I feel when I am in this boxy jacket - like a sofa. Honestly it is not one of the most comfortable jackets I have ever had as the leather is quite stiff.
I made the decision to not line it and leave the edges completely raw, without hems and buttons because I thought it would be a good idea as the jacket itself is already ... 'shaped'.
As I said on the previous blog-post, it's been a changing-the-colour-of-everything week. It is not an obsession or craziness, it is just a question of aesthetic and getting tired of some colours. Well, admittedly brown is not a cool colour as well as black and also there is not a lot to expect from Ebay. Some people do like brown and do wear brown clothes and accessories and shoes but these crossed slippers in brown don't look good at all. CLICK HERE AND YOU MUST AGREE WITH ME. If you are wondering what I did to make them look much better now, simple, I simply painted them using leather dye spray on the soles and fabric ink on the straps. I like the fact they have cushioned insoles and rugged soles which make a pair of 2,5cm-platforms and more comfortable than any other pair of shoes I have ever had.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed last week was a week of working with different kind of inks, I painted a pair of sandals and another of shoes (soon on the blog), some garments and even my hair was dyed Blue-black, I mean, midnight-blue - that is what the colour's called on the box of the colourant.
I don't usually dye my hair, I might have coloured it three/five times in my life, once blond, another red when I was a kid - just imagine a Nisei (second generation of Japanese) with blond hair, erm, awful, huh? I decided to dye it blue-black because the colour-of-nothing was bothering me, I wanted something stronger and more vibrant than it naturally is. I like the result just think it could be even stronger and bluer.